$10 million in cap-and-trade dollars awarded for environmental justice programs, including to native tribe in San Diego

July 12, 2018 by Emily Jackson

(Source: San Diego Union-Tribune) The Pala Band of Mission Indians in San Diego County was recently awarded more than $280,000 to monitor local air quality as part of a statewide program to address pollution in the most disadvantaged communities.

The money is part of $10 million of cap-and-trade funding doled out last month by the California Air Resources Board to help 25 local groups, as well two other native tribes, monitor and address local air pollution.

“Through this program we are working hand in hand with local communities to identify the largest sources of pollution and then take action to solve the problem,” Richard Corey, executive officer with the air board, said in a statement. “These grants will help communities across the state take action to improve health and air quality in the areas of greatest need.” Read full article

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